How to send the workforce wild
The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is offering businesses a chance to send their employees wild in June by linking up with its annual nature challenge.
Norfolk's Trust, which cares for Roydon Common, is one of the Trusts all over the country launching the 30 Days Wild Project to help improve health and happiness among workers by encouraging them to do a random act of wildness every day through the month.
Suggestions range from listening to birdsong, watching birds on a feeder, planting seeds, taking photographs, going for a walk or any other way of connecting with nature.
Companies that take part will be provided with ideas, wall charts to plot their efforts and activity sheets as well as information about nationwide events. It is all free.
Last year around 650,000 people took part. Russell Cooper, Head of Corporate Partnerships, at The Wildlife Trusts said: “Nature plays a vital role in supporting our health and wellbeing. We want to encourage businesses of all sizes to take part in 30 Days Wild so that employees are able to enjoy wildlife as part of their everyday working lives. Spending just five minutes outside surrounded by nature helps lower stress levels and staff who are able to spend time in natural spaces are happier and more productive, even if it just to listen to birds during a lunchtime walk.”
Businesses interested in re-wilding their employees can sign up at wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild.